WEAR WITH CARE
Do you love your jewelry just as much as your clothes? If you do then it’s important to care for your fashion jewelry, including Sasha L Jewels (SLJ) accessories in order to maintain a longer jewelry life.
SLJ jewelry is nickel and lead base free and hypo-allergenic. This means a longer life on our fashion jewelry. If you follow these tips to store and handle your fashion jewelry, you will extend the life of your gorgeous artisan handmade jewelry for years to come!
Here are our Top 10 Tips on Jewelry Care for SLJ Fashion Jewelry:
- Travel Smart
Be smart when traveling with your jewelry to keep it safe and secure. We suggest leaving costly expensive jewelry at home when traveling. Instead travel with lightweight fashion jewelry that you can match with your travel attire and easily site see when exploring the world.
You can wear your jewelry to travel but we always suggest that you wear earring backs on your earrings to avoid them falling off your body and you lose your favorite accessories. This “earring back rule” applies wherever you go.
Be sure to pack your jewelry whether traveling by air or sea by packing it in your purse or carry-on. Utilize padded jewelry containers or plastic ziplock bags if you don’t have jewelry bags.
Avoid packing jewelry in the front pocket of your carry-on or in a checked bag to avoid your jewelry getting crushed, damaged, lost, or stolen. Jewelry is a high theft item during travel. It is safer to know where your jewelry is at all times and to have it near you during your travels.
Once you reach your final destination, store your jewelry in the hotel safe, and be sure to package it in your storage bag.
- Stay Dry
Water can damage fashion jewelry. Chemicals that may be in water (such as chlorine and saltwater) may tarnish your jewelry. Remove your jewelry before showering, swimming, or any activity where you may sweat a lot. If you forget, don’t worry. Just take it off as soon as you remember and dry it off with a gentle cloth and set it out to dry.
- Remove Jewelry Before Bedtime
To avoid hurting yourself while sleeping, take your jewelry off before bed or during daytime naps. The last thing you want to do is roll over and prick yourself or damage your jewelry when you are not awake.
- Apply Lotion & Perfume Before Putting on Jewelry
You should avoid spraying or applying perfume, cologne, or any type of cream while wearing fashion jewelry. Spraying or applying abrasive chemicals can damage jewelry. To be on the safe side, put your lotion or perfume on beforehand. Most importantly, spray away from jewelry, not directly on it.
- Remove Jewelry Before Exercising or Doing Household Chores
You should avoid wearing jewelry while exercising because your sweat can cause a chemical reaction with your jewelry and damage it. This will keep you safe if running or using exercise machinery, helping to avoid any accidents. The best solution is to store your jewelry either in a plastic ziplock bag in your purse or gym locker when you are not home.
You should also avoid wearing your fashion jewelry while doing household cleaning or gardening.
- Store Your Jewelry Properly
Avoid throwing your loose jewelry in a drawer so it doesn’t get tangled, banged up, or broken. We suggest using separate pouches in a drawer or in a jewelry box away from the damaging heat or sun.
- Avoid Exposure to Heat & Sun
Exposing fashion jewelry to direct sunlight can cause discoloration and dullness. The heat can warp certain metals if they get too hot. It’s best to avoid wearing your jewelry to the beach or on hot sunny days.
- Clean Your Jewelry with a Polishing or Dry Cloth
You should not use a liquid cleaner, ultrasonic cleaner, or personal jewelry steamer on your delicate fashion jewelry. These chemicals will cause damage and discoloration. Instead, gently wipe with a soft, dry cloth, or use a polishing cloth for metal designs.
- Keep Jewelry from Young Children
Fashion jewelry should be kept away from young children due to the small components of jewelry. They could choke on the beads or break the jewelry by pulling on it too hard. Overall, the safety and protection of children wearing our products is at the sole discretion of a supervising guardian.
- Make Your Jewelry Last
You will save money by not having to replace your jewelry as often and not be distraught to lose your favorite accessories by following these tips. For more helpful tips on how to extend the life of your fashion jewelry, visit the SLJ Boutique Wear with Care.
Did you find these tips helpful? Do you think we missed anything? Leave it in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you.